My boat currently has 3 split A/C units - one in the salon that works but is too small, one in the aft that is dead and the forward one that actually cools the space.Ideally I would just replace the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Shaw Dec 24, 2017.
I'd like to hear from others that have done this upgrade, from twin 120V/30A to 240V/50A.Our boat has questionable AC wiring throughout, that I didn't get to this year - so it's on the planning for…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy "Tim" Miller Nov 13, 2017.
The forward cabin is my daughters room, it has two small beds so it allows her to have a friend stay the night. One design criteria for the rebuild of the interior was that we wanted to be able to sleep two families of 4 comfortably.
This is what the forward cabin looked like when we purchased the boat. As you can see, there are large window covers with curtains and 4 120VAC lights in the room.…Continue
Posted on January 6, 2018 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments
I'll begin at the bow of the boat and move aft as I post the changes we have made to our Commander. That makes the forward head first. This head is essentially the ensuite of our daughters cabin, but does get used by guests from time to time. As purchased, it had 120V lights (like the rest of the boat), and in this case they were on the bulkhead behind you as you look into the mirror - not ideal if you actually want to see your face in the mirror. This must have been a change made over the…Continue
Posted on January 2, 2018 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments
When we purchased the boat we fully realized that the interior needed major work to bring it up to where we wanted it. There were a LOT of flower patterns, a lot of places where the wallpaper was coming up at the edges and massive green shag carpet everywhere. Every window had a solid valance which caused the interior to appear a lot smaller.
Being a 1969, there was never any real mahogany panels in the boat - lot's of mahogany support structure, but all the panels and bulkheads were…Continue
Posted on January 1, 2018 at 11:30pm
We purchased our 1969 Commander 47 in October 2016, in Bay City, MI. It was a sound boat, with a perfect hull, and engines that 5-8 years ago had every lubricated part (except the cam shafts) replaced. They reportedly had only run about 100 hours since that overhaul. We put a lot of faith in what we were told about the boat as it was in storage when we purchased it and we were not able to perform a sea trial. The exterior was painted with Imron ~10 years ago and the canvas was in pretty good…Continue
Posted on December 23, 2017 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments